Is there a natural alternative to anti-inflammatory creams?

There are many products on the market that we reach for when we have sore and swollen joints or aching muscles, and Voltarin gel and Rapigel is usually the first point of call. But is this the best for our...

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R.I.C.E.R. – What does it stand for and why do we do it?

After an injury during sports, at home or at work, what is the best approach to help initiate the healing process? The first 24 – 48 hours can be one of the most important time periods for basic self-treatment of injuries. R.I.C.E.R. can...

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The Power of Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in traditional cooking for hundreds of years, but did you know this root spice has many more health benefits than just a great flavour to add to our meals? Turmeric is a very strong natural anti-inflammatory,...

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Magnesium – why is it important and how does it affect me?

Magnesium is a mineral found in your bones, soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, fascia, etc) and fluids such as blood. In fact, it is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. This little mineral plays a dynamic and important role...

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Can exercise affect my mood?

There are numerous reasons why exercise is valuable to our overall health, but did you know it could have a beneficial effect on our mental health by boosting our mood and has even been said to reduce the rates...

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Why stretching is important before and after exercise

Injury prevention and post exercise recovery is important for any athlete or individual that enjoys an active lifestyle, but does it matter if we skip our warm-up, or don’t have time for a cool-down with an sufficient stretch at...

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